Re: What vintage has done to me
My friends think I am crazy (arguable...) but we still have a gravity furnace in our 100+ year old house. Efficient? Hardly. But, it does not require ANY electricity to keep our house warm. More than a few times during the time we have lived there, ice storms will take down trees and power lines leaving the neighborhood without power for days. Just break out the Coleman lanterns and candles and we are good to go.
I like "obsolete" technology. I use equipment with vacuum tubes, film cameras that don't rely on batteries to take an image, mechanical clocks, and cars with engines in funny places.